Berwick upon Tweed.
Published by Mess.rs Longman, & Co. Paternoster Row, & W. Daniell, 9 Cleveland St. Fitzroy Square, London. July, 1, 1822.
Aquatint with fine original hand colour. On watermarked paper, 'J. Whatman. 1821'. 230 x 300mm (9 x 12"). Mint, with large margins, uncut.
A view of Berwick from a hill, with sheep and figures on the hillside in the foreground at left, and castle walls stretching to the River Tweed behind. The 'Royal Border Bridge' across the river can be seen in the middle ground. Berwick-upon-Tweed, in the county of Northumberland is the northernmost town in England, was for more than 400 years central to the historic border war between the Kingdoms of England and Scotland, and several times possession of Berwick changed hands between the two kingdoms. From William Daniell's 'A Voyage Round Great Britain', a series of 308 aquatints published in eight volumes between 1814-1825, described by R.V. Tooley as 'the most important colour plate book on British Topography'.
Abbey: Scenery, 16; Tooley: Books with Coloured Plates 177.
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